Feeling optimistic

I planned to run again today and that’s just what I did, however I don’t have the stats to post here because my f*#%*# phone decided to shut down right before the end of the workout!!!!! Grrrrrr!!!!!  Unfortunately the whole workout was lost 😦

I did a repeat of Saturday’s workout, C25K Week 5 Day1.  I do remember hearing some of the stats at the end of the last running segment which was that my overall average speed was 4.7mph.  That includes 3 run segments and two walk segments so that actually means I was a bit (a teeny, tiny bit) faster than Saturday 🙂  I’ll take it!!

My RFG group meets tomorrow night and this will be the first time I’ve been able to attend in over 3 weeks.  I’m looking forward to the camaraderie and encouragement they always provide.  The program calls for a 2.5 mile tempo run tomorrow; I’m sure I can do 2.5 miles (run/walk) but not at or near my old 5k pace.  That’s ok, I’m still feeling optimistic that I’ll be able to ramp up my training over the next 6 weeks and I’m hoping to complete the 10K in under 1:30 (fingers crossed!)

On another note: I’ve been reading a book called Mini Habits by Stephen Guise and I think this just may be the trick I need to outsmart my brain and create new ‘good’ habits.  The premise is to choose a stupid simple goal, such as ‘One Pushup’, and commit to doing it every day.  Your brain won’t be overwhelmed because it’s only ‘One Pushup’ and if you do it every day you will create a new habit; also because the goal is so simple you will likely over-achieve and do more.  I’ve been wanting to do some upper body strength training so I decided to adopt the ‘One Pushup’ goal, so far I’ve completed the goal two days running and each time I’ve done more than just one.  We’ll see how this goes…ttfn.

5 thoughts on “Feeling optimistic

  1. I hate it when that happens with the phone/app, especially when you know you’ve had a good run. I love the idea of the simple goal for every day as I’m rubbish when it comes to doing any kind of non-running workout. Maybe I’ll try a one minute plank… or maybe thirty seconds… 😉

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    1. You’ll want to make the goal REDICULOUSLY easy so there’s no way for you to fail…a one minute or even 30 second plank feels challenging to me. I’d suggest 10 seconds…really no way to fail at that and your brain won’t consider it a threat to your ‘normal’ routine. I’m on day three and I’ve been ‘exceeding’ my goal each day. Good luck!

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      1. That’s pretty good going! I can’t even manage 1 pushup and the only reason I managed the plank for 10 seconds was that I couldn’t figure out how to get out of it without damaging myself… or the cat! :-/

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